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Browns, Packers, Jets, Raiders do well in compensatory picks

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The NFL has announced the full allotment of compensatory picks for this year’s NFL draft, and the Browns, Packers, Jets and Raiders are among the teams that did well for themselves.

Compensatory picks are awarded based on a complex formula of the free agents a team has signed and lost, and based on that formula the Browns, Packers and Jets were the only teams in the league that were awarded four compensatory picks. The Raiders only got three picks, but they were three good ones: Oakland got the highest compensatory pick of any team in the league, a third-rounder, and also picked up a fourth-round compensatory pick and a fifth-round compensatory pick.

Thirty compensatory picks were awarded based on the compensatory pick formula, and two additional choices were awarded at the end of the seventh round to bring the total number of compensatory picks to 32. The two additional picks went to the Rams and Colts, with the Colts getting the 32nd and final compensatory pick, which is also the 253rd and final pick in the NFL draft. So the Colts will get both the No. 1 pick and Mr. Irrelevant.

The league’s full announcement on compensatory picks is here.

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79 Responses to “Browns, Packers, Jets, Raiders do well in compensatory picks”
  1. clayjayhawk says: Mar 26, 2012 4:37 PM

    We got 12 picks. Go Packers!

  2. amaf21 says: Mar 26, 2012 4:37 PM

    Once Snyder sues, they will all be hammered and forced to give their compensatory picks to the Redskins and Cowboys. Giants will lose their 1st rounder due to Mara running his blabber mouth.

  3. philsbirdsflyers says: Mar 26, 2012 4:38 PM

    At least that wasn’t confusing.

  4. freyj3773 says: Mar 26, 2012 4:39 PM

    Yeah buddy!! Extra picks are great for any team but as a Packer fan, with TT working his magic in the mid – late rounds, they are HUGE! GO PACK GO!

  5. jmagnet28 says: Mar 26, 2012 4:40 PM

    I don’t know how this formula works but an additional 3rd, 4th and 5th for Raiders??

    Holy jeez! That’s the kind of compensation that couple put your franchise ahead years if they do well with those picks.

    But of course, it’s the Raiders so scratch that.

    They’ll probably figure out a way to trade the picks for Usain Bolt.

  6. fafaflunky says: Mar 26, 2012 4:41 PM

    who cares.. the jets got tebow

  7. wafu1975 says: Mar 26, 2012 4:44 PM

    That Mr Irrelevant might just be Mr Very Relevant!

  8. contra74 says: Mar 26, 2012 4:44 PM

    Packers are lame

  9. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 26, 2012 4:44 PM

    oakland needs those picks bad!!!!, and the redskind didnt get any?…………………..redskins……………fail!!!!

  10. hdmoyer says: Mar 26, 2012 4:45 PM

    Wow…talk about making what should be a relatively easy process into rocket science.

    You can tell the NFL makes to much money when they pay clowns behind the scenes to come up with compensatory pick formulas…oh vey!

  11. skinsdag says: Mar 26, 2012 4:45 PM

    So where are the Redskins and Cowboys compensatory draft picks for having FUC****ed up their Free Agency plans with this absurd Capgate bs. Can’t wait till hell arrives for the dirty commish, Maras (GIANTS) and the NFL.

    Son: mom can I have a cook.

    Mom: sure, let me sign of on that first.

    months pass by….

    Mom: actually…… you suck and you can’t have dessert for two years.

    Son: But mom u agreed on it and even signed off.

    Mom: who cares

  12. savocabol1 says: Mar 26, 2012 4:46 PM

    If there is one thing the Browns do well, it is knowing how to lose free agents!

  13. milehigh85 says: Mar 26, 2012 4:47 PM

    Wow… Could you have slipped “compensatory pick” in there a few more times?

  14. beedubyatoo says: Mar 26, 2012 4:47 PM

    With the success that Ted Thompson has had in drafting in the later rounds, the Packers have hit the mother lode in this years’ draft.

  15. cserisey says: Mar 26, 2012 4:48 PM

    Four more wifs for the Browns

  16. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 26, 2012 4:49 PM

    Raiders go from essentially no picks to actually have a few picks. And Al isn’t the one making the decisions anymore. This could get interesting.

  17. Punk says: Mar 26, 2012 4:51 PM

    Next year… does Peyton Manning count in the compensatory pick since his contract was strange with the bonus due… was he cut or a free agent?

  18. bjorntorock says: Mar 26, 2012 4:52 PM

    Teddy is gonna work his magic!!!

  19. chuckyd317 says: Mar 26, 2012 4:52 PM

    Cue the whiney “NFL favors the Packers” conspiracy theorist in 3…2…1…

  20. stavreafavre says: Mar 26, 2012 4:54 PM

    Trader Ted Thompson will be wheelin’ and dealin’ since he has those fourth rounders that he has to use. But I wish we could drop one of them and get Cullen Jenkins back instead.

  21. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Mar 26, 2012 4:55 PM

    And with zero compensatory picks….ladies and gentlemen, your Miami Dolphins!

  22. beerbaron says: Mar 26, 2012 4:55 PM

    God Redskins fans are pathetic. Why would anyone want to live in DC anyways? Whining like the bunch of worthless lawyers you probably are.

  23. mcjon22 says: Mar 26, 2012 4:55 PM

    Every team in the Manning derby should of received a compensatory pick.

  24. 808raiderinparadise says: Mar 26, 2012 4:56 PM

    OAK needed these and it was expected from losing Gallery, Nnamdi, Miller all starters in FA.

    Even with these 3 OAK has 5 picks in the draft.

    Reggie McKenzie will get to do what he’s best at. evaluate talent and position of need. That 3rd rounder will be a LB.

  25. citiciti says: Mar 26, 2012 4:58 PM

    The Browns could have 20picks they will still screw it up,are the Browns the only team that the OWNER isn’t at the OWNER’S meeting??

  26. snikerbotloot says: Mar 26, 2012 4:58 PM

    savocabol1 says:
    Mar 26, 2012 4:46 PM

    If there is one thing the Browns do well, it is knowing how to lose free agents!

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    I would add the Texans to that list with their offseason.

  27. conormacleod says: Mar 26, 2012 4:59 PM

    The Raiders compensatory pick is their first pick in the draft! Now that is funny!

  28. ddjesus says: Mar 26, 2012 5:00 PM

    So with the raiders getting 3 picks, that brings up to what… 4?

  29. raiderrich510 says: Mar 26, 2012 5:01 PM

    Lol….Back in business Raider Nation…thanx Haters for manifesting those picks with your hatred! Middle finger for you….Long Live Al Davis! !

  30. buckarama says: Mar 26, 2012 5:01 PM

    Raiders need all the help we can get, they’ve traded away 1st and 2nd and normal 3rd this year. Probably more that I don’t know of.

  31. conormacleod says: Mar 26, 2012 5:01 PM

    The Packers won the Compensatory Pick Bowl! That trophy will be sitting next to their 2011 Regular Season Champions trophy!

  32. audient says: Mar 26, 2012 5:02 PM

    Browns now have 13 picks in the 2012 draft.

    Time to grow the team!

  33. conormacleod says: Mar 26, 2012 5:03 PM

    Hey brainiacs, if your team has a lot of compensatory picks, that means you lost good free agents and didn’t sign any. I’d rather my team didn’t get any compensatory picks.

  34. allheat says: Mar 26, 2012 5:04 PM

    As convoluted as the formula is, shouldn’t they try to get this locked in before the start of free agency? I would imagine teams might attack free agency differently if they knew they how many compensatory picks they were getting.

  35. Awol.West says: Mar 26, 2012 5:04 PM

    Good for them, you should have kept it short and sweet tho.
    I’m telling you, if you click on my name you you’ll see something you might add to your favorites.
    It’s Monday, but let’s make it a good week fellas!

  36. r8derfan33 says: Mar 26, 2012 5:05 PM

    jmagnet28 says:
    Mar 26, 2012 4:40 PM

    But of course, it’s the Raiders so scratch that.

    They’ll probably figure out a way to trade the picks for Usain Bolt.
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    Hey stupid…climb out of your mom’s a$$! Al Davis is dead and gone and there’s a new ideology in Oakland. Had this been last year, I probably would’ve agreed with you.

  37. fijabbersman345 says: Mar 26, 2012 5:05 PM

    Lol it doesn’t matter all of those teams’ comp. picks are in the last 3 rounds. Minnesota got two fourth rounders, highest value out of all of them. Quality not quantity, my friend

  38. lifetimeskinsfan739 says: Mar 26, 2012 5:06 PM

    Can someone explain why the redskins didnt get anything for losing Carolos Rogers? He left to start every game and made the probowl. I dont get it.

  39. jimmysee says: Mar 26, 2012 5:08 PM

    Four picks for Green Bay!

    It’s like tax cuts for the 1%

    The rich get richer!

    Unfair to put all those resources into Ted Thompson’s hands!

    (But some of that talent will “trickle down” when they can’t make the Packers team!)

  40. cush2push says: Mar 26, 2012 5:08 PM

    The NFL felt compelled to give Oakland picks they can’t trade

  41. n0hopeleft says: Mar 26, 2012 5:09 PM

    amaf21 says:
    Mar 26, 2012 4:37 PM
    Once Snyder sues, they will all be hammered and forced to give their compensatory picks to the Redskins and Cowboys. Giants will lose their 1st rounder due to Mara running his blabber mouth.

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    Someone call the WAAAAMBULANCE for these loser Redskins fans. It’s not like you’ve done ANYTHING with your drafts for the last 10 years anyway.

  42. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 26, 2012 5:15 PM

    Someone let Mike Holmgren in. He’s been standing out there knocking on the door since 1997.

  43. dirtyalaskan says: Mar 26, 2012 5:18 PM

    The Browns are already looking to trade down with each of the four picks.

  44. amaf21 says: Mar 26, 2012 5:18 PM

    @nohopeleft – Snyder will come to your house and jackhammer your wife and dog next.

  45. contra74 says: Mar 26, 2012 5:19 PM

    jimmysee says:
    Mar 26, 2012 5:08 PM
    Four picks for Green Bay!

    It’s like tax cuts for the 1%

    The rich get richer!

    Unfair to put all those resources into Ted Thompson’s hands!

    (But some of that talent will “trickle down” when they can’t make the Packers team!)
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    Tell us again how much percentage in the Packers you own? You bougt Packer stock right? LOL

  46. lbpackfan says: Mar 26, 2012 5:19 PM

    contra74 says:
    Mar 26, 2012 4:44 PM
    Packers are lame

    Your offseason consists of signing…WHO? John “IR” Carlson, Steve Prefontaine or some track star, Zack “Reserve CB” Bowman…who else???? Yeah…Packers are lame.

  47. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 26, 2012 5:22 PM

    this just in…… Raiders trade their compensary picks to Redskins for rights to RG3 40 time authographed rookie card, just whine baby!!!

  48. Joethemightyone says: Mar 26, 2012 5:26 PM

    I don’t get it . . .

  49. spellingcops says: Mar 26, 2012 5:34 PM

    Doesn’t matter how many picks the Raiders are given, they will still eff them up. Raiders suck at life (and everything else).

  50. fafaflunky says: Mar 26, 2012 5:36 PM

    love all these negative comments about the redskins and cowboys..if you are not a fan of the redskins or cowboys you are the ones that cheated you morons..john mara was scared of them..maybe he was embarssed that he lost to the skins..6 wins 2 of which came from you..

  51. obxraider says: Mar 26, 2012 5:39 PM

    So the Raiders have added starting QB Carson Palmer, probable starting RT Joseph Barksdale, backup RB Taiwan Jones, starting WLB Aaron Curry and backup QB Terrelle Pryor for the picks they don’t have. And this is considered a bad thing?

    That’s 2 veterans and 3 rookies that got a head start on their NFL careers.

    And they now have a 3rd, 4th, 2 5ths and a 6th to fill remaining needs.

  52. thraiderskin says: Mar 26, 2012 5:40 PM

    I wish I knew how the compensatory picks were handed out. I thought the player’s new team contract had something to do with it. I’m guessing I’m wrong since the ex-Raiders all got monster contracts at their positions.

  53. orlandodawg says: Mar 26, 2012 5:43 PM

    Why the Hell is Holmgren fist pumping (see photo) for picking up two extra 6′s and two extra 7′s?

  54. virusgvr says: Mar 26, 2012 5:50 PM

    This just in…. The browns or raiders really don’t do anything well.

  55. textexington says: Mar 26, 2012 5:51 PM

    Packers are KING of the world. Eat your hearts out Viqueef fans!LOLZ.

  56. exlnce1 says: Mar 26, 2012 5:51 PM

    Lol it doesn’t matter all of those teams’ comp. picks are in the last 3 rounds. Minnesota got two fourth rounders, highest value out of all of them. Quality not quantity, my friend

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    Hey genius the Raiders got a third fourth and fifth. I believe the third rounder was the highest pick awarded. Pretty sure a 3rd and a 4th trumps two fourths. Just pointing out the obvious. I would rather have the players we lost than the picks, but something is better than nothing.

  57. raiderapologist says: Mar 26, 2012 5:54 PM

    jmagnet28 says: Mar 26, 2012 4:40 PM

    They’ll probably figure out a way to trade the picks for Usain Bolt.

    Do the words topical, current, dead and buried, past, and general manager hold any meaning for you?

  58. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Mar 26, 2012 5:57 PM

    Guess the Texans evened out in free agency this year. So much talent is coming out of Houston. Funny to see where they all are going. You’re welcome NFL. They only ask that if you win a SB ring with one of their players you give them a shout out at Disneyworld.

  59. rip4gehrig says: Mar 26, 2012 5:59 PM

    The Packers sure dont but the Browns needs as many picks as they can get!!

  60. bnutz44 says: Mar 26, 2012 6:03 PM

    I don’t know how this formula works but an additional 3rd, 4th and 5th for Raiders??

    Holy jeez! That’s the kind of compensation that couple put your franchise ahead years if they do well with those picks.

    But of course, it’s the Raiders so scratch that.

    They’ll probably figure out a way to trade the picks for Usain Bolt.

    First off new regime secondly can’t trade comp picks…lastly suck it!!

  61. lostsok says: Mar 26, 2012 6:04 PM

    Hey, the Jets have two 6ths AND two 7ths. They could draft four QBs and every one of them would be better than Sanchez and Tebow!

  62. klunge says: Mar 26, 2012 6:10 PM

    allheat says:Mar 26, 2012 5:04 PM

    As convoluted as the formula is, shouldn’t they try to get this locked in before the start of free agency?
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    You can’t lock in the compensatory picks prior to free agency! The system is fixed already of course, and is based on the outcome of free agency losses & signings, particularly on the perceived quality of the free agents & their salary levels.

  63. adamjt13 says: Mar 26, 2012 6:12 PM

    @allheat — NFL teams should have a pretty good idea about which comp picks, if any, they’re going to get well before free agency begins. Some teams are clueless, but they shouldn’t be.

    @lifetimeskinsfan739 — The Redskins didn’t get any comp picks because they signed more qualifying free agents than they lost. They signed Stephen Bowen, Barry Cofield, Josh Wilson, Chris Chester, Sav Rocca, Keyaron Fox, Sean Locklear and Donte Stallworth. The only guys they lost were Carlos Rogers and Stephon Heyer.

  64. AlohaMrHand says: Mar 26, 2012 6:15 PM

    the Raiders are having a very solid offseason and it’s been under the radar.

  65. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 26, 2012 6:16 PM

    Man we needed those picks.

  66. gb4mn0 says: Mar 26, 2012 6:18 PM

    contra74 says:
    Mar 26, 2012 4:44 PM
    Packers are lame

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    vikequeefs are losers…………..refute that!

  67. axespray says: Mar 26, 2012 6:26 PM

    conormacleod says:Mar 26, 2012 5:01 PM
    “The Packers won the Compensatory Pick Bowl! That trophy will be sitting next to their 2011 Regular Season Champions trophy!”

    ask browns/jaguar/bills/dolpin fans if they could finish a season 15-1 this day and age, after winning a superbowl as a 6th seed, they’d kill to have their team achieve that sort of success.

  68. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Mar 26, 2012 6:27 PM

    It’s also means nobody wants your crappy free agents.

  69. klunge says: Mar 26, 2012 6:29 PM

    Correction on my previous statement, I forget it was based on previous years free agency…in which case those teams should be able to know what they’re getting in the next draft by the time the current season even starts, unless not even the front offices know the formula. But I can see why they don’t let teams know for sure…you don’t want compensatory picks to influence free agency, especially if you’re the players. Teams would deliberately let guys go and not sign others if they knew for sure they were getting good free draft picks.

  70. toolnutz says: Mar 26, 2012 6:34 PM

    They’ll probably figure out a way to trade the picks for Usain Bolt.

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    Teams are not allowed to trade compensatory picks

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    lifetimeskinsfan739 says: Mar 26, 2012 5:06 PM

    Can someone explain why the redskins didnt get anything for losing Carolos Rogers? He left to start every game and made the probowl. I dont get it.

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    If the Redskin signed a free agent from another team in 2011, it cancels out the loss of Rogers.

  71. mrfrostyj says: Mar 26, 2012 6:41 PM

    Congrats to the Browns on only signing the “good” players back and getting Comp picks for it. Mike Adams was the only player they lost that might make a difference.

  72. lifetimeskinsfan739 says: Mar 26, 2012 6:57 PM

    @adamjt13

    Well damn, but thank you.

  73. mullman7675 says: Mar 26, 2012 7:12 PM

    jmagnet28 says:
    Mar 26, 2012 4:40 PM
    I don’t know how this formula works but an additional 3rd, 4th and 5th for Raiders??

    Holy jeez! That’s the kind of compensation that couple put your franchise ahead years if they do well with those picks.

    But of course, it’s the Raiders so scratch that.

    They’ll probably figure out a way to trade the picks for Usain Bolt.
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    Obviously this guy is not caught up with his current events. Al Davis passed in Oct. 2011- Big Reg is in charge now.

  74. radrntn says: Mar 26, 2012 8:29 PM

    i get a kick out of all the draft experts….bottom line the whole draft is a crap shoot, and history confirms it every year. From the first pick all the way down to MR irrevalnat, to the undrafted.

    Right now there are more than 300 UFA just from last year alone unsigned. I am sure the raiders will sign a UFA OLB. Maybe Lawson.

    With the draft they can add depth to the roster, in the draft at LB, and possibly along the line, and maybe even free safety. Then scour UFA’s and undrafted, and create healthy competition in camp…. Bottom line the raiders really don’t have many needs , just need quality depth.

  75. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 26, 2012 10:13 PM

    Laughing at some of the comments by those that really exposed themselves as having no clue about what’s going on in Oakland. Here’s some advice, if you keep your mouth shut the rest of the country won’t know what an imbecile you really are. But once you open your mouth it’s too obvious you have no idea what your talking about.

  76. 808raiderinparadise says: Mar 27, 2012 1:38 PM

    Few updates about Oakland ….

    Al Davis has passed away, therefore your drafting for speed only jokes don’t have any burn (pun) to them anymore.

    Anywho the last speedsters he drafted have made up a scary WR core of Denarius Moore, Jacoby Ford and Darius Heyward-Bey who just caught on (pun intended) last year.

    Oakland will be doing things with a normal chain of command … and with some great minds making best interest decisoions for the fans and franchise, team.

    Something new for Raider Nation that frankly came at the cost of Al’s death … and everyone knew the change would only come from his death.

    Reggie McKenzie is a special man of character, talent and hard work. That has a long line of success in Player Evaluations of college talent and FA talent. The rest he soakled up in Green Bay from the great people he learned from.

  77. 808raiderinparadise says: Mar 27, 2012 1:49 PM

    Hey brainiacs, if your team has a lot of compensatory picks, that means you lost good free agents and didn’t sign any. I’d rather my team didn’t get any compensatory picks.

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    Brainiac? You clearly speak without any thought process or you just are that stupid. It doesn’t mean you lost “good” FA’s it means you lost starters … based on playing time … nothing to do with how good they are. If you don’t sign many impact starters/players in F-Agency but your replace them with draft etc … then that also doesn’t mean your roster is swiss-cheese idiot.

    Your about as smart as Goodell, apply for an assistant position with him you tool.

  78. tdk24 says: Mar 27, 2012 5:31 PM

    “cush2push says:
    Mar 26, 2012 5:08 PM
    The NFL felt compelled to give Oakland picks they can’t trade”

    Ya darn tuttened! And we’ll take ‘em!

  79. brewdogg says: Mar 30, 2012 2:11 PM

    lbpackfan says: Mar 26, 2012 5:19 PM

    contra74 says:
    Mar 26, 2012 4:44 PM
    Packers are lame

    Your offseason consists of signing…WHO? John “IR” Carlson, Steve Prefontaine or some track star, Zack “Reserve CB” Bowman…who else???? Yeah…Packers are lame.
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    Wait….is this a Packers fan mocking the Vikings for NOT signing FAs? is hypocrisy a subject taught in Wisconsin schools?

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